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The Democracy Commitment is the leading national organization focused on the civic education of community college students.   To such an end, TDC  is an excellent source of information on community college curricular change, how community colleges are educating and engaging students in our democracy, and ensuring that community college voices are heard and do matter in our society.  TDC National Office aims to expand public and student civic knowledge and understanding. Welcome to the National Newsroom

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The quarterly newsletter from TDC’s National Office is published at least once every semester and contains updates on TDC’s latest work, announcements, opportunites, and news from member institutions.  See below for the most recent issues and archives of previous issues.

National Blog

Our national blog contains important news, updates, announcements, and opportunities from TDC National’s Office on a weekly basis.  Sign up for the mailing list to receive notifications when they posted and check it out frequently to stay up to date.  Contact the national director for opportunities to contribute.

Introducing our fall Civic Engagement Intern

Amanda Adams is the new AASCU Civic Engagement Intern for fall 2015, joining ADP and TDC from The Washington Center. She is a senior at Stockton University, an ADP campus in New Jersey, studying political science and global studies, and will graduate in December. Before Stockton, Amanda attended Atlantic Cape Community College (N.J.) and earned an associate degree in business…

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ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources: Engaging Campuses

As a part of the ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources, we’ve created a document with ways in which colleges and universities can engage their students. The document has resources to measure current areas of growth for individual universities’ democratic engagement efforts. It also lists suggested resources on how to approach expanding democratic engagement efforts on campuses as well as organizations and…

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Partner Spotlight: Lyon Software’s White Paper on Community Impact Reports

As part of a new series of AASCU Research and Strategy reports, AASCU corporate partners are providing important insights and data to our member institutions. Our latest report is a white paper from a company that TDC has worked closely with and that sponsored our 2015 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting. Lyon Software’s white paper on “The Importance of Reporting…

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ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources: Voter Education Websites

The ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources now features a document on voter education websites to help college students better inform themselves in preparation for Election Day. Listed websites will assist students in finding factual information about the candidates on the ballot. Other websites feature voting information.  One source students may find to be particularly useful is the candidate matching quiz.  This…

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ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Updates

By Amanda Adams, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Stockton University (N.J.) student For more information on the joint ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative, go here. New Economic Inequality Grants We are excited to announce that thanks to Weber State University’s (Utah) overwhelming generosity under Provost Emeritus Michael Vaughan’s leadership, we are able to offer campus mini-grants of up to $1,000 to…

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ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources: U.S. Political Parties & Organizations

As a part of the ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources, we’ve compiled a list of the notable political parties and organizations, breaking down the beliefs, ideas, and platforms. This document is meant to help students see the platforms in a side-by-side comparison in addition to provide more ways to connect further with the organizations for more information. Campuses are encouraged to…

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Partner Spotlight | NCoC’s 2015 Annual Conference on Citizenship in DC October 9th

The 2015 Annual Conference on Citizenship will be held on October 9 in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s Conference is “Civic Innovations in Action.” In this in-depth, strategy-building event, our community of civic thinkers and leaders will inspire each other by sharing civic innovations that empower action and strengthen our country. Senator John McCain and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the…

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